Piñera’s proposals fail to win over the student movement, as the government moves towards legal recognition of same-sex partnerships and Chile’s copper production grinds to a halt amid national strike.
The crisis in Chile’s education system continues, as hundreds of thousands take to the streets once again and Lavín entrenches his position; meanwhile, thousands of football fans flood across the border for the Copa América.
Heavy storms batter central Chile from Coquimbo to Biobío, as fourteen Bolivian soldiers are arrested near the northern border and the student movement mobilises in the largest protest march since the end of dictatorship.
Students go into occupation nationwide, as volcano evacuees return home and Santiago’s cyclists bare all.
Thousands evacuated amid fears of volcanic eruption in southern Chile, police link anarchist groups to an attempted bomb attack against Banco Santander and the Supreme Court rules on the Mapuche hunger strikers’ appeal.
Allende’s body is exhumed, as government and opposition disagree over who should take responsibility for Hidroaysén, and two Mapuche hunger strikers are hospitalised after 72 days of protest.
Tear gas comes under review following injuries in last week’s protests, as Piñera’s presidential address is met with opposition both inside and outside the National Congress.
Approval of controversial hydroelectric project sparks mass protests, as students across the country take to the streets and Amnesty International expresses concern over police response to protest actions.
Ministry of Health plans revaccination after first measles outbreak in eight years, thousands march in Santiago for the decriminalisation of marijuana and the border dispute with Peru continues.
Former secret police agent found murdered in Buenos Aires, as protests against the Hidroaysén project continue across the nation and International Workers’ Day brings labour issues to the forefront of the political agenda.
Minister of Housing resigns over controversial Kodama contract, as the ongoing Mapuche hunger strike enters its sixth week and activists interrupt the Easter Mass to demand freedom for political prisoners.
Period of official mourning after death of Deputy, as the government examines immigrant labour, ONEMI declares a code-red forest fire and the judiciary orders the exhumation of Salvador Allende.
The Catholic Church in Chile makes an unprecedented apology for the abuse crisis, as advertisements in school text books cause controversy and Piñera looks set to resurrect the Chacao Channel bridge project.
CODELCO ordered to suspend operations after copper refinery poisons school children, the government fiddles the clocks to save electricity and neighbourly relations worsen as Bolivia demands sea debate.